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Madagascar: The Japan Government grants 1.3 million dollars to UNICEF to combat malnutrition in the regions of the South of the island




The Japanese Government has just been allocated 1.3 million dollars to UNICEF * for the implementation of projects of nutrition, health and clean water in the regions of Menabe, Atsimo Andrefana, Androy and Anosy, located in the South of Madagascar.
 
It is thus more than 510,000 children and nearly 123,000 pregnant women and some 160,000 residents to be covered by these programs to combat chronic malnutrition.
 
These funds will also help train 410 community health workers and conduct preventive testing on-site of some 475,000 children less than five years and make the acquisition of 20 solar fridges that will be installed within the Health Centers for better preservation of vaccines, as reported by the newspaper Courrier of Madagascar.
 
"This support from the Government of Japan is very timely and complete our interventions in these southern regions where chronic and severe malnutrition, access to immunization services and access to water and sanitation are still a problem for many households, " highlighted the UNICEF Representative in Madagascar, Steven Lauwerier.
 
*UNICEF humanitarian association for the survival and protection of children



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